Privacy and Convenience
This Reddit post hits the nail on the head when it comes to privacy and the effort it takes to secure my privacy. I am in the same boat. Trying to reduce what the big corp want from me with multiple browser add-ons. Making a conscious choice of sticking with iPhone because the alternative is a nightmare. Doing all my work on Linux and keeping the Windows partition for that one rare occasion. Thinking for weeks on whether I should pay for this service because it adds up to a significant amount. The obvious answer is to self-host but I don't want to spend time managing stuff that involves too much effort like email for instance. I know it's trivial for most of the folks reading this but I would rather have Migadu handle it and allow myself to enjoy the convenience. There are certain things I can self-host though...when I am done debating what hardware I should settle on. Sigh.
In other news, I finally got rid of Instagram. I will miss the convenience of posting from an app but posting to Pixelfed via browser is not too bad either.